Site C: Unfortunately 4 Billion Dollars already committed by Liberals was too much to ignore

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..yes. the rcmp are starting to put more pressure on the unist'ot'en camp as well.

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so.....the guy they shot was definitely NOT the guy causing property damage. now we have a man dead who did absolutely nothing to warrant the rcmp coming after him.

ffs what is Canada coming to under these fascist boozos? and Canadians are busy ignoring the signs cause we're number 1 in the world as people's choice to live.

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VIDEO: Man in Guy Fawkes mask shot by RCMP; Anonymous vows revenge

The following video report contains graphic images. Viewer discretion is advised.

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Anonymous Vows Revenge (and vid)

http://www.rt.com/news/310227-anonymous-canada-police-shooting/

"Anonymous group hactivists are mounting a campaign to avenge a man 'in a Guy Fawkes mask' shot dead by Canadian police in British Columbia on Thursday after being mistaken for a suspect. Cyber-attacks have already hit national police websites.

'This RCMP officer must be named, fired and charged for the murder of our brother. If we do not receive justice, rest assured there will be revenge. We call upon our fellow Anons in Canad to take to the streets to protest at the RCMP headquarters...until our demands for justice are met - We call upon the global collective of Anonymous to remove the RCMP cyber infra structure from the internet."

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The Public Safety Minister, Stephen Blaney, who would put a fascist Gauleiter to shame, made a public statement today in regard to the gunning down of a protestor by police in Prince George. Before the so-called "Independent" Investigations Office (IIO) has been able to establish any facts and make them public, the Minister is dancing on the victim's grave, defecating on his family, shitting on his friends. But what can you expect from this barbaric regime?

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“The minister’s comments in relation to the Dawson Creek shooting are simply shocking,” Micheal Vonn, policy director for the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association, told Ricochet by email. “Nothing has been established in relation to this shooting, and no one is able to prejudge the outcome of the IIO’s investigation.”

“What is the family of the person who was shot to make of the minister’s attempt to somehow tie this tragic event to international jihadi terrorism? It’s simply outrageous.”

But Conservatives don't care about rights and seem to be happy to see Canadians, as in US cities, gunned down by the police. Especially if they somehow, even as spuriously and maliciously as the Minister has done, connect violence with "Muslim radicals" and thereby justify more violence, overseas, on the brown and other people of colour this regime hates so much.

Public Safety Minister: Protest using ‘democratic ways’ or face ‘full force of the law’

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Canadian Police Fatally Shoot Man Outside Meeting on Controversial Dam Project  -  by Roger Jordan

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/21/poli-j21.html

"Thursday's events in Dawson Creek are made even more troubling in the context of the mass surveillance of other protest groups that the government has routinely conducted.."

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http://globalnews.ca/news/2122106/anonymous-responds-after-dawson-creek-...

This is the problem with Anonymous.

What a gong show.

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Anonymous And The Dawson Creek Shooting

https://warriorpublications.wordpress.com/2015/07/21/anonymous-and-the-d...

a real shitstorm

 

 

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Cowboys and Indians keep gaining powerful allies in Site C Dam battle

Battle lines are being drawn and sides taken in what is shaping up to be an epic fight over the the $9 Billion proposed Site C Dam.

On one side is the “Cowboy and Indian” alliance, which continues gathering strength against the project, said chiefs and landowners at a recent press conference in Vancouver. The Peace Valley leaders were in town for a federal court hearing on their legal challenge of the highly controversial Site C.

Heavy hitters line up against Site C

While the alliance has suffered some recent setbacks, it continues picking up big backers. Early in July, the Metro Vancouver board overwhelmingly voted to call on Christy Clark to institute a two year moratorium on the project, given the lack of business case, demonstration of need, and consideration of vast impacts on prime agricultural land. The First Nations’ Leadership Council – which represents all three major Aboriginal leadership groups in BC – has also come out swinging for Treaty 8 and its allies, calling for a halt to planned construction while various court cases are in progress. “The provincial government seems to have tunnel vision when it comes to building this project. Pushing ahead with construction activities at this time is premature and dishonourable,” said Robert Phillips of the First Nations Summit political executive.

“All citizens of BC should be deeply concerned; by denying the Treaty 8 First Nations their day in court, the government is making an outright statement that they are above democratic rights and the judicial system.”

Meanwhile, the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union added their hefty support to the First Nations and landowners’ battle against Site C this week.....

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..with video

BC Hydro rushes to cut down eagles’ nests for Site C Dam, First Nations seek injunction

Treaty 8 First Nations are seeking an injunction as BC Hydro rushes to cut down a number of Bald Eagles’ nests along the Peace River, starting next month, for Site C Dam...

 

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UBCM calls for delay in Site C construction as clearcutting set to begin

The Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) passed several resolutions at its annual gathering this week calling on BC Hydro and the BC government to stand down on construction of the controversial $9 Billion Site C Dam, pending more review and consultation regarding the impacts of the project.

“We are very happy to hear that that the UBCM will be calling for work on Site C to stop until there’s a proper review by the BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) and the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC),” said Joe Foy, National Campaign Director with the Wilderness Committee....

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Site C not needed until at least 2029, BC Hydro’s own numbers show

The figures underscore the finding by the Joint Review Panel into the project that the need for the power has not been demonstrated. Ironically, the BCUC, which is reviewing Hydro’s latest Rate Design proposal and is responsible for evaluating projects based on need and business case, was barred by the Liberal government from examining Site C.

Dam will leak dollars

To make matters worse, the power generated by the $9 Billion-plus project would have to be sold to neighbouring markets at a steep discount (something like ($35/Megawatt Hour vs. $100-plus to produce it), which will mean billions in losses to ratepayers and taxpayers. One leading energy expert – Dan Potts, retired head of the Association of Major Power Users’ of BC – predicts a $350 million annual loss to ratepayers from the unnecessary Site C.....

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Opinion: Why Site C must be stopped

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It’s time to start using the F-word. The F word is food.

The east-west-running Peace River valley with its deep alluvial soils particularly suited to vegetable production has the only Class 1 climate north of Prince George. Because of this, it can produce almost all the crops grown in the Fraser Valley with higher productivity (yields) due to its longer daylight.

B.C. is food-deficient in vegetables; we currently supply only 43 per cent of the B.C. market for fresh vegetables that can be grown in this province.

The alluvial soils to be flooded to produce overpriced power for the Site C dam are capable of producing sufficient fresh vegetables to provide the nutritional needs of a million people. Forever.

CBC’s The Current recently ran a series on the link between poverty and health. Seems poverty is a whopping 50 per cent determinant of health outcomes; the quality of medical care is a mere 25 per cent. An important part of the reason is nutrition: when families don’t have enough income to put nutrition on the table, health suffers. And the most important years are childhood.

Already, people in the northern regions of our province pay four times what the rest of us do for their food supply. Already, B.C. has the highest rate of child poverty in Canada. Only fruits and vegetables are fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are the irreplaceable building blocks of nutrition. The Peace River Valley is the only area for large-scale vegetable expansion in the province....

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..steves mentions that vancouver is looking into putting solar panels on bldg rooftops. the plan would double the number of households powered up then is proposed by site c..at half the cost of that electricity.

Harold Steves Hammers Site C

Richmond Councillor Harold Steves outlines the reasons he feels Site C dam is a bad and unnecessary idea.

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Thanks for keeping the issue up front!

What is remarkable to me is that there is no internationalist challenge to this destruction of food potential, and that the Indigenous Peoples threatened have not yet considered? a challenge both under the ILO and the OAS Human Rights Tribunal, which monitors the rights of Peoples to fresh water, food and protection of their land...

just recently my friends here placed a challenge through the Commission to an oil processing plant...the Commissioner arrived, next day the plant was shut down.....likewise we are challenging the right of the Russians and Canadians to nickel mine to death one of the most abundant prolific food growing areas of the planet...already the multibillion dollar Russian plant is preparing a shut down!

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$1.5-billion Site C civil works contract awarded to Peace River Hydro Partners

http://www.alaskahighwaynews.ca/regional-news/site-c/1-5-billion-site-c-...

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NDP Leader Horgan’s Site C Dam opposition is a game-changer

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Changing the game

This announcement, at least at first blush, is a game changer. Mr. Horgan is no longer tied to the apron strings of Christy and her LNG fantasies. This is extremely timely given the news over the last 30 days or so which all but set the funeral date for LNG and gazillion-dollar Prosperity Funds and debt elimination in this province. Christy can hardly, at this point, announce that she will cancel Site C too, and since that decision will be hugely popular as the facts come out, she is stuck flogging a dying horse, if not one that’s already been put down.

This decision will also give Horgan an issue where he is once again the Leader of the Opposition, not simply saying “me too” to LNG propositions put forward by Christy and her poodle, Rich Coleman – the beat cop who, like Walter Mitty, fantasizes that he’s become a world expert on energy.

The election campaign is underway and at this point, admittedly early in the game, I would say it’s suddenly advantage Horgan.

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Yup, the BC NDP campaigning against jobs, and and against a renewable resource project is sure going to get Horgan elected.  Laughing

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do you uderstand how many people in BC  are agaist this?

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Yup, the BC NDP campaigning against jobs, and and against a renewable resource project is sure going to get Horgan elected.  Laughing

I guess that the BC NDP's support for fracking the province is just not enough for you. As the planet warms we are hell bent on destroying most of our precious fresh water supplies in the north and Site C will flood an area that can help feed our province in the coming decades.

Tell me again what the BC NDP is supposed to stand for? Is it really only a vehicle for the desires of Operating Engineers members?

NorthReport

Sure let the BC NDP continue to be the Party of "No".

Adrian showed us how well that worked in the last election, didn't he!

 

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you do understand how many people are aginst this NR?

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do you uderstand how many people in BC  are agaist this?

Just to remind you that at the recent BC NDP convention, "I support Site C" buttons were visible.

As for how BCers think... just look at 2 separate opinion polls:

1. July - Abacus Data:

Support: 59%

Opposed: 17%

2. November - NRG Research:

Support: 67%

Opposed: 18%

I know some may quibble with the sources... but the spread in those those numbers are still overwhelming from a political perspective. 

Let me remind those here that the Manitoba NDP gov't is also embarking on a similar... but even much more MASSIVE dam-building exercise with Manitoba Hydro. Yes, farmland and other sensitive areas in MB will also be flooded as a result. In any event, ever wonder why the MB NDP has won 4 successive elections, while the BC NDP remains in the political wilderness?

Again, the MB NDP are akin to "orange" Liberals and are a big-tent party and understand that new hydro-electric dams represent green energy and are the cheapest source of "firm" energy over their 100-year life-cycle. 

It is also important to remember the political impact of Adrian Dix's "Kinder Morgan Surprise" in the midst of the 2013 BC election campaign. That was an oil pipeline fer chrise sakes. Impact upon climate change. Even then, it was the turning point in the campaign (according to all parties), which resulted in the 2013 devastating loss. Never forget.

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The NDP both provincially and federally are rank amateurs playing in a professional arena and it shows. Both Hogan and Mulcair are at least 20 years too old, and more importantly neither one projects one ounce of hope for the voters. Don't waste your energy on either party as with these leaders they are both dead in the water. 

Why do you think Christy Clark work a hard hat throughout the 2013 election campaign? The BC NDP, the Party of "No Jobs" still doesn't get it. 

And federally, let's face it, the NDP good showing in 2011 had everything to do with Jack Layton, and very little to do with anyone else including Lavigne, McGrath & Mulcair. The 2015 election drove that point home loud and clear.

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do you uderstand how many people in BC  are agaist this?

Just to remind you that at the recent BC NDP convention, "I support Site C" buttons were visible.

As for how BCers think... just look at 2 separate opinion polls:

1. July - Abacus Data:

Support: 59%

Opposed: 17%

2. November - NRG Research:

Support: 67%

Opposed: 18%

I know some may quibble with the sources... but the spread in those those numbers are still overwhelming from a political perspective. 

Let me remind those here that the Manitoba NDP gov't is also embarking on a similar... but even much more MASSIVE dam-building exercise with Manitoba Hydro. Yes, farmland and other sensitive areas in MB will also be flooded as a result. In any event, ever wonder why the MB NDP has won 4 successive elections, while the BC NDP remains in the political wilderness?

Again, the MB NDP are akin to "orange" Liberals and are a big-tent party and understand that new hydro-electric dams represent green energy and are the cheapest source of "firm" energy over their 100-year life-cycle. 

It is also important to remember the political impact of Adrian Dix's "Kinder Morgan Surprise" in the midst of the 2013 BC election campaign. That was an oil pipeline fer chrise sakes. Impact upon climate change. Even then, it was the turning point in the campaign (according to all parties), which resulted in the 2013 devastating loss. Never forget.

no i knew nothing about a BCNDP convention let alone buttons and if it's the case so many supported why's Horgan against it?

did they poll affected FN's? farmers whose land is lost? or just dumb shits?

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no i knew nothing about a BCNDP convention let alone buttons and if it's the case so many supported why's Horgan against it?did they poll affected FN's? farmers whose land is lost? or just dumb shits?

The BC NDP convention just a few weeks back? Ya must be aware of same. Both "I Support Site C" and "I am Against Site C" buttons were extant. 

BTW, the only opinion poll that matters is of ALL BCers. That's how ya win elections.

I suspect that the BC NDP took the position as a result of this (snippets):

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B.C. premier plays wedge politics with Site C dam

JUSTINE HUNTER

VICTORIA — The Globe and Mail

Published Sunday, Oct. 04, 2015

When the B.C. New Democratic Party caucus met over the summer, it faced a divisive resource debate that culminated with at least one MLA threatening to quit.

The topic was the $8.8-billion Site C dam. The New Democrats under the leadership of John Horgan want to rebrand themselves as a job creation party. By supporting Site C, the largest public infrastructure project in the province’s history, the NDP would have had a chance to win back the support of the building trade unions that abandoned them in the 2013 provincial election.

Mr. Horgan, as he prepared to take over the leadership of the party in the spring of 2014, was aware of the possibility of being boxed in, again, by the B.C. Liberals, who successfully framed the NDP over its opposition to the Kinder Morgan TransMountain pipeline proposal during the last campaign.

But on Site C, the environmental wing of the caucus would have none of it. Lana Popham, the NDP’s agriculture critic, spent part of her summer paddling the Peace River in solidarity with opponents of the project. When it is complete, the dam will flood more than 4,000 hectares of once-protected farmland. Sources say she made it clear she would quit the caucus rather than vote in favour of the project. She wasn’t alone.

Other influential voices including George Heyman and David Eby stood with her in arguing against the project. The critics of Site C won the debate but the NDP did not take a public stand on the project until last week, when the B.C. Liberal government forced it off the fence by tabling a resolution in the legislature that required MLAs to vote yea or nay.

But on projects such as Site C, the die is already cast. And come election time, Ms. Clark will be standing at the dam site in her favourite hard hat to remind voters of the opposition’s opposition to jobs.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/bc-premier-plays-we...

There's the reality check. And then we have this:

http://www.theprovince.com/news/smyth+horgan+shows+poor+leadership+call+...

And this:

http://globalnews.ca/news/2361766/energy-is-the-elephant-in-the-room-for...

 

 

 

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no i never knew of any BCNDP convention really, oh wait was it in PG? if so i heard something about it. if not then it was another convention in PG.

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..over and over it's been shown that site c is about supporting the lng industry. and as a make work projects site c and lng are duds compared to the rising green job sector. here is recent polling.

Almost Half of British Columbians Dissatisfied with Government on LNG

The year-end Insights West “BC Government Report Card” conducted in partnership with Business in Vancouver shows that the public’s perception of the government’s push for the development of liquefied natural gas (LNG) has become more negative since 2013.

The online survey of a representative sample of British Columbian adults also shows that just 12% of residents are satisfied with the way the provincial government is handling issues related to foreign ownership in housing....



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..and from the recent election

Protecting environment, personal freedoms are top election issues

Pollsters asked: “During this election campaign, politicians are discussing a number of priorities. In considering which party you will support, which of these are your election priorities?”

  1. Protecting the environment: 59%
  2. Protecting personal freedoms without intrusive government monitoring: 47%
  3. Balancing the budget: 47%
  4. Improving access to affordable post-secondary education: 39%
  5. Ensuring a strong natural resource economy: 32%
  6. Improving local police forces: 15%
  7. Ensuring national security through anti-terror programs and legislation like Bill C-51: 12%
  8. Increasing Canada’s military involvement in countries like Syria and Iraq: 2%

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..this is also a job creation strategy

BC NDP says it would shut down Site C

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The B.C. NDP has laid out its strategy for generating power in this province. It involves more renewable energy- and a shut-down of the controversial Site C construction project. We speak to leader John Horgan.

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..from this link. disgusting. this is what your supporting northreport?

On Wednesday, the province and BC Hydro announced that Peace River Hydro Partners—which includes Petrowest, made up of nine amalgamated firms, including a Fort St. John company—would take on the main civil works project.

 

On Wednesday, the BC Building Trades group called the move “a bad decision for B.C. and for B.C. workers.”

The group said it is disappointed in the decision to go with a consortium, as it does not include any of its affiliates or workers.

Tom Sigurdson, the group’s executive director, said that BCBT affiliates offered diversity and apprenticeship opportunities that will not be brought to Site C.

“Skilled and experienced B.C. dam builders will be sitting idle while BC Hydro builds Site C with less experienced workers, many from outside BC and, we expect, many from offshore,” he said.

“This is not acceptable to our 39,000 members and we wonder if it is acceptable to Premier Clark and Ministers Bennett and Bond?”

The province said the Construction Maintenance and Allied Workers and the Christian Labour Association of Canada will represent unionized workers on-site.

BC Building Trades represents about 13 trade unions in B.C. and the Yukon. It filed a civil suit in March against BC Hydro for terms within its request for proposals that would have prevented union members from going on strike during construction of the dam or recruit other non-union members into unions.

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Site C construction has alrerady begun.  This is not a coal mine, it is water, a renewable resource. If you wish to win you have to pick your battles, and this is not one of them. It's done. And BC NDP's approach to Site C is a surefire way for the Party of "No" to lose the next election. 

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..it's not a done deal no matter how many times you repeat that. we can choose to loose what has been invested for the sake of saving the multi billions it will cost to build. for the sake of saving the farmlands that can feed a million people. and there is a similarity to coal when it is used to support the fracking industry.

Requiring over 700 chemicals, many of them highly toxic if not carcinogenic, fracking releases 30 percent more methane than conventional methods of extraction. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas with 105 times more warming impact than carbon dioxide.

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i gree epaulo it's not yet a done deal.....

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Yukon's Underhill Geomatics wins contract on B.C.'s Site C dam

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/underhill-geomatics-yukon-site-c-dam...

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Historic fur trade fort gets new life as Site C protest camp

A fort where explorers Alexander MacKenzie and David Thompson took refuge is shaping up to be another flashpoint in the fight over the Site C dam.

Opponents of the project have set up a camp at the site of the Rocky Mountain Fort, a provisioning post and the earliest European settlement in mainland B.C.

While BC Hydro has said it will remove any significant artifacts from the fort, the site itself is set to disappear beneath the dam's 83-kilometre reservoir....

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Former Treaty 8 Tribal Chief Bud Napoleon stands at the old Rocky Mountain Fort site near the Moberly River, where Site C opponents have set up a protest camp.   Photo By Ken Boon

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..sound familiar?

Brazil’s government charged with ethnocide in building of Amazon dam

  • Brazil’s Federal Public Ministry (MPF) has found the Brazilian federal government and the Norte Energia company guilty of ethnocide for the social and cultural destruction wrought on seven indigenous groups during the Belo Monte dam’s construction.
  • The MPF is demanding the courts set up an external commission to prevent future harm, even as the Brazilian government is granted an operational licence for the dam, whose reservoirs are now filling.
  • The MPF report states: “What is happening with the Belo Monte dam is a process of ethnic extermination by which the federal government is continuing with the colonial practice of integrating Indians into the hegemonic society”.

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BC Hydro orders protesters off land slated for logging near Site C dam

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The Crown corporation gave protesters 24 hours to leave the area known as Rocky Mountain Fort, on the south bank of the Peace River, just a few kilometres south of Fort St. John.

It warned that BC Hydro personnel will remove all contents of the camp and deliver it to RCMP but such action had not been taken by Monday afternoon.

Verena Hofmann, a Peace River Valley resident who was at the encampment over the weekend, said contractors appear ready to begin logging a three-kilometre region that is First Nations territory.

"We've just heard that equipment has started up. It looks like they are intending to keep on cutting," she said on the phone from Fort St. John. "Treaty 8 First Nation people are holding their ground and are not moving from the site, so things are intensifying and changing quickly."

Hofmann said demonstrators believe BC Hydro has no right to force them off the land in the midst of ongoing legal challenges involving Site C.

Several court cases raise major concerns about the potential impact of flooding from the creation of a new lake on the Peace River and the surrounding valley during construction of the dam....

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Former PRRD director Hadland arrested at Site C protest

Arthur Hadland, the former regional district director and a vocal opponent of the Site C dam, was arrested for mischief during a protest Wednesday morning at the 269 Road entrance to the dam’s construction site.

Hadland was the first to stand in front of construction vehicles attempting to enter and leave the site. He was soon joined by a handful of others who banded together to blockade traffic at the site, while a second protest formed at the Old Fort Road site entrance....

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..aptn report

BC Hydro tells Site C dam protesters to move it along or else

It’s being billed as another David versus Goliath battle for the environment.

A small group of First Nations people in northern British Columbia hope to put a halt to a hydro mega project they say will have a huge impact on their way of life.

Now the builders of the dam seems to be trying to crack down on the protests.

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Grand chief to BC Hydro: 'back off'

Saying the utility was "reckless" and escalating tensions, Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs Grand Chief Stewart Phillip called on BC Hydro to "back off" a First Nations encampment near Site C dam construction Friday.  

On Friday, the UBCIC issued a release supporting a small group of campers living on the south bank of the Peace River at Rocky Mountain Fort, an 18th-century fur trade post that will be inundated beneath the $8.8 billion project's reservoir. 

A day after three people were arrested for blocking traffic at worksite entrances on the project's north bank, Phillip wrote the UBCIC is "deeply concerned that BC Hydro's actions are increasing tensions on the ground." 

"Yesterday, BC Hydro moved equipment in toward the camp, despite publicly saying they are speaking with Site C dam protesters and local authorities to try to peacefully end the standoff," Phillip said in the release.

"Further provocations on the part of BC Hydro will only serve to escalate tensions in an already volatile situation." Phillip could not immediately be reached for follow up comment....

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B.C. Taxpayers Paid Millions for the Prime Farmland BC Hydro Will Flood with Site C Dam

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Peace Valley farmers say BC Hydro’s ownership of some of the valley’s best farmland, coupled with a 1957 flood reserve, has discouraged local farmers from growing much more than hay, wheat, canola and forage crops, which require far fewer investments than fruit and vegetable production, even though the valley has among the province’s most fertile soils, capable of growing a wide array of produce.

Ross Peck, a Peace Valley farmer who raises horses and grows wheat and canola on land that will be flooded by Site C, says farmers have been discouraged from spending money on irrigation or equipment that would allow them to diversify agricultural production.

“We’ve been in a holding pattern with our properties, not wanting to put much in the way of investment into them,” says Peck.

As a result, the Joint Review Panel that examined Site C’s impacts concluded that the valley’s contribution to B.C. agriculture was negligible and that only $22 million worth of crops would be lost during the predicted 100-year lifespan of Site C.

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New transmission line 'chasing customers for Site C,' Hydro critic charges

Former opposition leader Adrian Dix says a trio of power lines, including a recently-completed project near Dawson Creek, are examples of BC Hydro "chasing customers" for the Site C dam.

Premier Christy Clark, BC Hydro CEO Jessica McDonald and Energy Minister Bill Bennett hailed the completion of the Dawson Creek and Chetwynd Area Transmission line (DCAT) at a forum on natural resources in Prince George Wednesday.

But Dix — the premier-apparent before the BC NDP's disastrous 2013 election finish who now serves as the party's energy critic — says the project and others like it are "effectively subsidies" for industry....

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BC Hydro files notice of civil claim against Site C protesters

BC Hydro is seeking an injunction and has filed a noticed of civil claim against protesters occupying the Rocky Mountain Fort camp.

The injunction was filed in the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Vancouver yesterday,  against Ken Boon, Arlene Boon, Verena Hofmann, Esther Pedersen (also known as Rachel Blatt), Helen Knott, Yvonne Tupper, Jane Doe, and John Doe — as well as ‘all other persons unknown to the plaintiff’ who are interfering with the area.

The claim states the defendants constructed a camp at the Rocky Mountain Fort in November 2015, alleging they didn’t have permission from the Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations to do so. The camp is located on crown land....

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i've heard some hunters from the area are going to join in the action protesting the loss of habitat. i don't know for sure if it's true but if the protests can expand.

watched a show last week on how hydro electric dams being mainly on the northern hemisphere have caused the planet to tip slightly and shortened the days.

when is there going to be 1 dam too many and we flip on the axis completely?

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